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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Vietnam Veterans of America

1997-1998 Positions

Issues: Veterans
State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 33%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 40%
Wayne Allard 17%
Thomas Allen 33%
Rob Andrews 50%
Bill Archer 20%
Richard Armey 17%
John Ashcroft 17%
Henry Scott Baesler 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 33%
Cass Ballenger 60%
James Barcia 33%
Bob Barr, Jr. 33%
Bill Barrett 33%
Roscoe Bartlett 50%
Charlie Bass 17%
Herbert Bateman 20%
Max Baucus 40%
Bob Bennett 17%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 33%
Douglas Bereuter 17%
Howard Berman 50%
Marion Berry 50%
Brian Bilbray 50%
Michael Bilirakis 50%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
Rod Blagojevich 17%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 17%
Sherwood Boehlert 17%
Kit Bond 17%
Henry Bonilla 67%
David Edward Bonior 33%
Mary Bono Mack 33%
Robert Borski, Jr. 50%
Leonard Boswell 33%
Rick Boucher 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
John Breaux 50%
George Brown, Jr. 17%
Richard Bryan 50%
Ed Bryant 50%
Dale Bumpers 60%
Jim Bunning 33%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 25%
Steve Buyer 33%
Robert Byrd 50%
Herbert Callahan 20%
Ben Campbell 33%
Thomas Campbell 50%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 50%
Chris Cannon 17%
Julia Carson 33%
Mike Castle 50%
John Chafee 0%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 50%
Jon Lynn Christensen 50%
William Clay, Sr. 50%
Eva Clayton 20%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 17%
Robert Clement 33%
Michael Collins 33%
Larry Combest 17%
Gary Condit 17%
Kent Conrad 50%
Merrill Cook 33%
John Cooksey 33%
Jerry Costello 33%
Paul Coverdell 17%
Christopher Cox 50%
William Coyne 50%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 33%
Philip Crane 33%
Barbara Cubin 33%
Randall Cunningham 33%
Alfonse D'Amato 33%
Patsy Ann Danner 33%
Thomas Daschle 50%
James Davis 40%
Thomas Davis III 33%
Bill Delahunt 33%
Thomas DeLay 33%
Peter Deutsch 20%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 17%
Jay Dickey 50%
Norm Dicks 50%
Julian Dixon 25%
Chris Dodd 40%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 40%
John Doolittle 50%
Byron Dorgan 50%
David Dreier 17%
Jennifer Dunn 17%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 20%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 33%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
Philip English 33%
John Ensign 33%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Lane Evans 33%
Terry Everett 33%
Thomas Ewing 17%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 50%
Harris Fawell 0%
Victor Fazio 40%
Russ Feingold 50%
Bob Filner 50%
Mark Foley 20%
Michael Patrick Forbes 40%
Harold Ford, Jr. 33%
Wendell Ford 80%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 40%
Tillie Fowler 17%
Jon David Fox 33%
Barney Frank 50%
Robert Franks 33%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 33%
Elizabeth Furse 0%
Elton Gallegly 33%
John Ganske 33%
Sam Gejdenson 33%
George Gekas 33%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 50%
Jim Gibbons 33%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 17%
Benjamin Gilman 50%
Newt Gingrich 0%
John Glenn 25%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 50%
William Goodling 33%
Bart Gordon 33%
Slade Gorton 17%
Porter Goss 33%
Daniel Graham 33%
William Phillip Gramm 17%
Rodney Grams 17%
James Greenwood 17%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 33%
Tony Hall 33%
Lee Hamilton 40%
James Hansen 33%
Jane Harman 25%
J. Dennis Hastert 33%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 60%
Joel Hefley 60%
W.G. Hefner 33%
Jesse Helms 25%
Wally Herger, Jr. 33%
Rick Hill 33%
Van Hilleary 50%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 50%
Maurice Hinchey 50%
David Lee Hobson 50%
Pete Hoekstra 40%
Thomas Holden 50%
Ernest Hollings 67%
Darlene Hooley 33%
Stephen Horn 33%
John Nathan Hostettler 33%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 17%
Kenny Hulshof 20%
Duncan Hunter 50%
Asa Hutchinson 40%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 17%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 40%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 50%
Daniel Inouye 33%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 40%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 50%
William Jefferson 33%
James Merrill Jeffords 33%
William Lewis Jenkins 33%
Christopher John 33%
Jay Johnson 33%
Nancy Johnson 33%
Paul Kanjorski 33%
Sue Kelly 33%
Dirk Kempthorne 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 60%
Joseph Kennedy II 20%
Patrick Kennedy 67%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 33%
Bob Kerrey 33%
Dale Kildee 50%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 33%
Jay Kim 17%
Gerald Kleczka 33%
Ronald Klink 33%
Scott Klug 40%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 50%
James Kolbe 17%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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